General Event Rules
While this will be a virtual event, the core rules of the Realms will still be in effect as applicable. Content will be provided over several different platforms; moderators, administrators, and/or operators on each platform have the same authority over their respective platform as game marshals at an in-person event. Members of the overall event staff are named in the official event announcement.
Starting with this event, Chimeron will be augmenting the Omnibus Code of Conduct with additional rules intended to protect the health and wellbeing of our players and staff. We have decided to refer to these additional safeguards as the Code of Conduct Plus (CoC+ for short).
The event staff will do their best to facilitate spells (Seer and otherwise) if relevant. Players may not learn or unlearns spells at this event.
Trappings of Civilization & Story Shards
While we won't be running the Trappings of Civilization, you may still submit Story Shards to take effect at this event. Info about the Story Shard between-event-action system can be found at http://shards.rtc.fyi. Shards must be submitted by October 17th.
Other Event Rules
Anyone banned from attending Chimeron events is banned from attending this virtual Chimeron event. That list may be found at http://chimeron.realmsnet.net/ban.html
Content and platforms not included here might have their own specific rules. Event staff will do their best to keep players informed of applicable rule changes and additions.
Code of Conduct Plus (CoC+)
At Chimeron events, the Omnibus Code of Conduct will be expanded to include the following rules. References to a "Code of Conduct" both here and in the Omnibus include both the Omnibus Code of Conduct and this expanded text.
Actions violating this Code of Conduct at other events and in the Realms community, whether the violator is an attendee, NPC, marshal, or EH, may result in preemptive action, such as instituting a “one strike” policy for the individual in question, or an outright ban from our events.
“Harassment” is further defined:
It can be actions, names, images, or verbal or written comments, online or offline, written or spoken.
It may be a single action, or a pattern of repeated behavior.
It includes unwanted references to out-of-game age, country or state of origin, and physical appearance (height, weight, hair, etc.)
It includes making demands on a person based on perceived attributes, such as “You’re too old to wear that,” attempting to enforce which bathroom a person uses, or disallowing a person with one arm from crossing a bridge “for their own safety” (safety concerns should be reported to a marshal, as per Rule #4 of The Rules We Play By.)
It also includes intentional use of incorrect pronouns for a player, or otherwise misgendering them.
It includes misrepresenting someone to authorities, Realms staff or otherwise.
Publicizing a person's private, identifying information (such as their physical address) without their consent ("doxxing") is grounds for punitive action.
Attempts to circumvent or abuse this Code of Conduct, including testing the boundaries of a rule despite warnings, is a violation of this Code of Conduct.
Other rules still apply. For example, it would be harassment to tell someone they cannot use a given bathroom because of something perceived about their body. However, if they proceed to harass people in the bathroom, that is still disallowed, regardless of the genders of all involved.
For convenience, here is the Code of Conduct in the Omnibus:
Anyone can report harassment or abuse. If someone’s behavior towards you has violated your rights as a participant, or if you witness the same happening to someone else, immediately report the incident to the EH.
If you have reason to believe rules regarding the Code of Conduct may be violated at an event, you should notify the Event Holder prior to the event occurring.
The following list is not meant to be exhaustive, and any non-consensual violations of a participant’s rights should be considered a violation of the rules.
Any of the following constitute grounds for punitive action:
Violating any federal, state, or local laws, facility rules, or event policies;
Failure to comply with the instructions of the Event Holder or designated marshal;
Using anything in an out-of-character threatening or destructive manner against person or property;
Endangering the safety of oneself or others;
Stealing (People’s tents, bags, packs, pouches, and possessions are completely off-limits and out-of-play. There are no exceptions, even if officially in-play items are concealed therein);
Drinking alcohol under the age of 21, or providing alcohol to those under age 21;
Physical or verbal intimidation or abuse;
Inappropriate physical contact or proximity. Any form of unwanted physical contact is strictly forbidden;
Non-consensual sexual acts (a person under the age of consent cannot consent to sexual acts);
Inappropriate sexual attention, whether verbal or physical, or continued attention after being asked to stop (sexual attention towards those legally or physically unable to consent is always inappropriate, this includes people under the age of consent);
Harassment for any reason, including out-of-game attributes such as race, weight, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, or disability.
Role-play can never be used as an excuse for any of these behaviors. If you are informed that your role-playing is OOC unsafe, threatening, or is not consented to by other participants you should stop immediately and find another way to play out the scene.
Discord Server Rules
New users must complete the virtual check-in form before they will be allowed access to most of the Discord channels. We recommend that you submit the form prior to the start of the event; submissions received during the event may take a few minutes to process.
Minecraft Server Rules
Apparent bugs and design flaws should be reported to the server staff immediately. Acknowledgement of a report does not imply follow-up action. It may not be possible to patch a flaw while the event is active, so players should not trigger or exploit known bugs unless instructed otherwise by the staff.